7 best cheese shops in and around Vancouver

Mar 1 2021, 2:47 pm

Finding the best cheese shops in Vancouver is a tough job, but someone had to do it.

Cheese is something that shows up in most of our favourite dishes, and it can also be enjoyed all on its own.

We love it in all of its forms, but in all honesty, it can be pretty overwhelming to try tasting new types of cheese.

There are so many different kinds of cheese, aged this and smoked that, with different countries putting their own spin on it. Sometimes we need a little direction to pick the best cheeses to make the best charcuterie board at home.

Here are a few of the must-visit Vancouver cheese shops that can help you find that cheese you love or introduce you to a new favourite.

Benton Brothers Fine Cheese

These two brothers took their knowledge of mechanical engineering and applied it to cheese. All of the quality cheeses at this Granville Island Public Market spot are cut to order, always fresh off the wheel. They don’t believe in artificial flavours here. Check out the cheese selection at this European-style counter, where they’re just as excited to celebrate the work of talented cheesemakers as they are to share it with you.

Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Granville Island Public Market
Phone: 604-609-0001

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les amis du FROMAGE

 

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You can build the most beautiful charcuterie board after a visit to les amis du FROMAGE, because not only do they have hand-selected local and imported cheeses but they also have spreads and meats to compliment them. This award-winning cheese shop has been serving Vancouver for over 30 years, so stop by, say hello, and cover all of your cheese board needs.

Address: 1752 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-732-4218

Address: 843 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-253-4218

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Blue Heron Cheese Shop

 

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Blue Heron is one of the best cheese spots in the city, with one defining feature that separates it from the rest — it’s 100% vegan. This makes it the perfect spot for vegans, anyone who is lactose intolerant, and any lover of delicious cheeses. This unique approach to cheese has been an inspiration for unique cheese creations, like the fig cumulus, apricot Wensleydale, and mostarda cheddar.

Address: 2408 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-283-7534

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La Grotta Del Formaggio

This specialty Italian foods store is the beating heart of Little Italy on The Drive. They have a genuine love and respect for Italian foods, and their cheese selection is a great example of that. You can grab specialty pasta and meats to eat with your cheese at La Grotta, or have them add a superb cheese to one of their famous Italian sandwiches made to order.

Address: 1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-255-3911

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Dussa’s Ham and Cheese Ltd.

Whether you’re looking for some simple cheese snacks or a large gourmet spread for a wine tasting, Dussa’s Ham and Cheese has you covered. As their name suggests, they pride themselves in their cheese expertise, as well as their deli meats — what a winning combination. Next time you visit Granville Island, visit Dussa’s, and discover new ways to enjoy boutique cheese and quality deli meats together.

Address: 144 – 1689 Johnston Street, Granville Island Public Market
Phone: 604-688-8881

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Fresh St. Market – Vancouver House

 

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It’s no surprise that grocery store favourite Fresh St. Market also has a cheese department that offers some of the best selections in Vancouver. They pride themselves in curating a selection of the best cheeses from around the world, but also supporting BC-made cheese.

Address: 1423 Continental Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-265-1311

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La Fabrique St-George

La Fabrique St-George is a winery, lounge, and event space that offers one of the most fun ways to appreciate cheese — a build your own picnic board. And they have some truly interesting cheeses to go along with any breads, spreads, or meats you may also choose. Pick from soft and spreadable goat cheeses like Chevre, to hard and sharp cheeses like French Gruyere, or choose from a rotating selection of vegan cheeses.

Address: 7 E 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-945-1677

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